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New MLB Commish: End the shift

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Batman, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

  2. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    This is great. Now we can have replays to determine if the shortstop is six inches out of position.
  3. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Wow. He didn't waste any time coming up with something bizarre and bad for the game. Great start.
  4. WCIBN

    WCIBN Active Member

    I guess Jerry Reinsdorf was right in trying to torpedo Manfred's election.
  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Yeah, really stupid. Shifts have been around since Ted Williams' time. Like Batman said, adapt or perish.
  6. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Reminiscent of lowering the mound after '68.

    What he should be doing is finding a way to reduce strikeouts.
  7. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    And speed the game up, reducing the length of games a bit.
  8. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    The strikeouts would take care of some of that. There need to be less pitches and more balls in play.
  9. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    Alas, another reason to ignore baseball until October.
  10. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    You are ignoring baseball because the new commish said he would consider a ban on defensive shifts at some indeterminate future time?

    Tough crowd!
  11. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    He also needs to outlaw the bunt -- there should be no room for a "tricky hit" in baseball. Also, the curve ball needs to be looked at. Pitchers throw that pitch as a deliberate attempt to deceive!
  12. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Playoff games shouldn't take 4 hours.
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